Oct. 7, 1997
Men's Soccer Team Gives Head Coach Joe Baum 200th Career Win
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State junior forward Chris Slosar's (Grand Blanc) breakaway goal early in the second half gave the Spartans a 2-1 win over Loyola-Chicago this afternoon, ending a six-game losing streak and giving MSU Head Coach Joe Baum his 200th career win.
Michigan State opened the game's scoring at 14:15 when freshman Pat Mahoney picked up his first goal of the year. The Ramblers then tied the game at 40:23 on a goal by Clint Butler.
The Spartans posted a 15-13 advantage in shots and finished the game with eight corner kicks compared to Loyola's two. MSU redshirt freshman goalie T.J. Lieckfelt (Sterling Heights) played a solid game, making eight saves in notching his third win of the campaign.
"Without a doubt, we really needed this game in a bad way," said Baum "We actually had played pretty well during the losing streak, but we weren't finishing our chances. Today, Slosar buries his opportunity and T.J. comes up with a couple of huge saves."
The win boosted MSU's record to 3-6-2 while Loyola fell to 4-8. The next action for the Spartan men's soccer team will be on this Sunday (Oct. 12) against Ohio State at Old College Field starting at 2:30 p.m.